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well served. >> president obama thanked all the men and women in uniform today. and the white house released this picture of the president making calls to ten servicemens to thank them. >>> several astronauts were at the international space station, but they had plenty to eat. it included thermo stabilized yams and freeze-dried green beans. those on board the international space station are like their second family. >> we are happy to be here orbiting above the earth. if we cannot be home with your families, this is the next best place to be. >> the food can be rather difficult to eat in space. they cut a little x in the food so it doesn't go flying out of the container. >> well better to be paranoid than wrong. referring to the launch of a private space program. the falcon nine rocket. it was the second time in three days the launch had been called off. the rocket has had several technical issues this year. the company space x will try to launch the communication satellite again friday. >>> well so much for a spectacular show in the sky this weekend. that comment that was expected
is time well served. >> president obama thanked all the men and women in uniform in his weekly address today. and the white house released this picture of the president making calls to service members to personally wish them a happy thanksgiving. >> we had to be grateful for the great weather. >> we're going to be thankful to own a jacket, because we will know that. we have some major changes, surely hope you a happy thanksgiving. let's head outdoors because take a look at this. this is earlier today, sneaker ways pounding on shore. waves up to 8 and 10 feet off the coast locally. i did post some advisers off the coast all the way to monterey bay. but they could be dangerous, all be it beautiful. that advisory allowed to expire. off side, very calm at this hour. because we don't have a breeze to speak of. temperature wise, dipping into the 40s east of the bay. to the north. santa rosa is at 30 degrees. today's highs all the way up to 70 degrees and santa rosa, san rafael, and throughout the trivalley and in fair field. it was 68 degrees in san jose, which is good four degrees abosser
in the north bay and a chance of some rain. president obama is giving thanks to service members. >> imagine seeing a huge ball of fire outside your window, it happened in a neighborhood and 9 source of the explosion is ahead. >> this pizza hut managers fired after refusing to bork on thanksgiving and now pizza hut is offering the job back. outbreak in over a decade. flu before the first sneeze... help protect with a spray. before the first tissue... help defend with a wipe. and help prevent with lysol. to get 10x more protection... and kill 99.9% of germs around the house. this season, help protect your family with lysol. start healthing to those who've been denied ewelcome to covered california. now, you can no longer be denied coverage because of a pre-existing condition. enroll today at >>> covering walnut creek, burlingame, campbell and all the bay area, this is abc7 news. >> now our sig-alert. it is eastbound 80 at 7th street a truck and pedestrian had a fatal accident and you can see the traffic is diverted off the freeway and will be diverted back on the freeway at 7th
to withdrawal by the end of next year. today president obama thanked the troops for their sacrifices. >> we give thanks for the freedoms they defend. the freedom to think what we want and say what we think. to worship according to our own beliefs. to choose our leaders and, yes, criticize them without punishment. >> the president also personally called ten service members to thank them for their work. after the president was done with official business, it was time for him to enjoy thanksgiving dinner at the white house. we're told the first family feasted on turkey, honey baked ham, mashed potatoes, sweet potato potatoes, and a choice of nine different pies. >>> coming up next -- caught in a web of lies. tonight a new controversy for the waitress who claimed she was stiffed on a tip because of her sexuality. >>> plus, a new offer for a manager who lost his job after refusing to open for business on this thanksgiving. >>> and the big reveal is just days away. there's that little butter ball. thousands weigh in on a name for >>> new video from a nine-hour standoff in l.a. a neighbor caught the gu
office. the white house released this photo of the president on the phone. president obama thanked them for their service and wished them and their families a happy thanksgiving. the recipients of the calls weren't revealed. president obama expressed his gratitude for all the men and women serving in the military and the first americans. >> we give thanks for the men and women who set sale nearly four centuries ago risking everything at the chance for a better life and people already hear. our native american brothers and sisters. >> some conservatives were angry president obama made no mention of god in the address. >> it is because of the bravery of our troops and their willingness to endure tremendous hardships that we're able to be at home with our families this holiday season. >> south carolina senator delivered the republican thanksgiving address focusing on his gratitude for the military. and he did mention god. >> on this day, ktvu's mike found many people who are thankful for their country, health and more than anything, their family. >> a sprinkle of sunshine dripped through t
, football, and community service. a day of thanks in america and across the world. president obama also weighed in. here is danielle lee. >>> the colorful floats and high flying balloons of the macy's thanksgiving day parade helped millions of americans start the holiday in spirit. families were loading their plates with turkey, stuffing, and potatoes and giving thanks for time together. today, it was also an opportunity to serve. the homeless were treated to a bit of luxury. >> there is a bit of a science to giving 900 meals out to people in need before the day is out. the best part it right noo here. just take a look at these turkeys. >> andrew jones is relies on the nonprofit to feed his family on the holiday. >> we're living on disability, we're robbing peter to pay paul. so to get a meal for four is unbelievable. >>> in afghanistan, troops enjoyed some of the comforts of home. >> reporter: this a special address, president obama thanks them for their sacrifice. they're shelves lines stores that opened ahead of black friday for shoppers eager for those deals. these shoppers were all
this photo of the president on the phone. president obama thanked them for their service and wished them and their families a happy thanksgiving. the recipients of the calls weren't revealed. president obama expressed his gratitude for all the men and women serving in the military and the first americans. >> we give thanks for the men and women who set sale nearly four centuries ago risking everything at the chance for a better life and people already hear. our native american brothers and sisters. >> some conservatives were angry president obama made no mention of god in the address. >> it is because of the bravery of our troops and their willingness to endure tremendous hardships that we're able to be at home with our families this holiday season. >> south carolina senator delivered the republican thanksgiving address focusing on his gratitude for the military. and he did mention god. >> on this day, ktvu's mike found many people who are thankful for their country, health and more than anything, their family. >> a sprinkle of sunshine dripped through the trees providing a reflection on
and if you know anything about the plan that obama have called obama care. thank you. >> did you wish to respond to that, mr. haskell? >> okay. >> any other public comment in ? all right then. thank you. moving on to agenda item number 8 which is assistive technology reclaiming independence in the community and the presentation will be given but councilmember derek czar zarda our very own. >> control room if you want to go ahead and put on the powerpoint presentation at the very beginning that would be fine. thank you. >> good afternoon counsel. my name is derek zarda i'm also besides being a councilmember an assistive technology coordinate at the center for independent living in san francisco i'm here to talk to you about assistive technology what it is and its role. but first i'd like to talk a little bit about what our center is about. so independent living resource center of san francisco, we are a disability rights advocacy organization that works to support and empower people with disabilities in leading independent lives and being active in their community and we champio
. [ laughter ] >> president obama thanked all the men and women in uniform in his weekly radio address. the white house released this picture of the president making calls to 10 servicemembers to personally wish them a happy thanksgiving. >>> dozens of bay area volunteers spent the day today packing food for the san francisco and marin county food banks. more than 32,000 families will be able to prepare a thanksgiving meal in their own homes thanks to the generosity of donors and volunteers. many are grateful for the chance to give back to the larger community. >> it gives me pleasure to help out. in the past, you know, i was in a similar situation so it's good to give back and i encourage people that are doing well in life to help out for those who are struggling. >> the san francisco and marin county food banks are looking for volunteers to pack and sort goods this holiday season. and throughout the year. you can donate at any whole foods market. we have also posted more information on how you can help online on our website, >>> i want to know what is going on. >> why
. >> thank you lauren. >>> there's one family not giving thanks for its two cats today. an obama administration official has a not so lov >>> and now some fresh pickings from the political grape fine. here's a strategy drawing its fair share of criticism. shortly before leaving his job, he announced hundreds needed to be laid off. the budget cuts did not extend to his quarter million bonus. he still got it on top of his $700,000 base salary. he's due for another bonus despite the layoff. in jerusalem, a woman is fined $140 a day for refusing to circumstance si circumcise her son. the woman says she has no right to mute lies her son who's now a year old. the court worries letsing this go through unchallenged would set a precedent. >>> you may have heard dogs have masters and cats have a staff. a tennessee man left his cats $250,000 in an estate and 4,000 square feet home. the will is legal and insists the cats should be cared for with the money. when the cats dies, the human airs can move jake out but has to keep caring for him. the cats got distracted by a piece of string and off
to find a parking space. debbie obamas thanks stay strong out there mike. >>anny: a lot of shoppers are not happy black friday has morphed into black thursday. they are lashing out at major retailers online and threatening to boycott stores that opened early on thanksgiving. and an "i pledge to not shop on thanksgiving" badge is circulating on facebook. it has been shared more than 950-thousand times as of wednesday. this year the holiday shopping season is cut six days shorter than usual because thanksgiving falls later on the calendar. and many retailers fear sales could be flat. >>:"i look down and my skirt is on fire. and i freak out." thankful to be home this thanksgiving. sasha fleischman is back with family after spending weeks in the hospital recovering from second and third -degree burns. it happened when the skirt sasha was wearing was set on fire while on an a-c transit bus. sasha is gender neutral. sasha spoke publicly yesterday for the first time since the incident. kron-4's justine waldman learned he is not only brave, but his resolve is even more admirable. manages to
, including vice president joe biden. friday, president obama thanked the hunger strikers for their sacrifice and dedication and told them the country is behind them on immigration reform. but chances for comprehensive immigration bill are slim. the senate passed its version in june. the house has failed to take it up, and in recent weeks, president obama has said he's open to individual bills. that's the republican approach. but this year at least, it doesn't seem there's enough time to get it done. jim? >> thanks very much, jill dougherty. >>> still ahead, high tensions at sea after the u.s. challenges china. we'll take you inside a dangerous dispute that's raising fears of a new conflict. >>> and did the u.s. miss an opportunity to win the release of an american held prisoner in iran? a family member joins us live to talk about his fate and plea for his freedom. >>> first cnn looks at ways you can impact your world. >> hi. i'm jeff bridges. we can make an impact on ending childhood hunger here in america. according to the usda, we currently have over 60 million children who are struggling
obama called and thanked service members for their service and rished them and their families a happy thanksgiving. >> it may be revamped but don't call it a relaunch. the white house said the glitch filled obamacare web site would be fixed. where are we now? >> good morning p-james. >> good morning to you. even joer officials at the department of health and human services are lowering expectation wills. it is not a relaunch. president obama speaking at a sin doing the flex of devilling should be fully ironed out. >> we are working ore time to get this fixed. the web site is already better than it was at the beginning of october. and by the end of this month we anticipate that it it is going to be working the way that it is supposed to. and folks are working 24 sla/7 make sure that happens. >> aids to ahhs secretary kathleen sebelius acknowledged about 20,000 people were able to use the web site to purchase private health insurance in the first month of signups. it will be a significantly different user experience. >> the system will not work perfectly on december 1st b
talk to the mosque turned his back is with us your books include obama's world thank you for being with us the prospect of today we can join the conversation on facebook and twitter are hushed and two for today. now the time but dangerous waters you know what you think of the strait of hormuz one third of the world's oil transit between iran and saudi arabia. it seems as though perhaps it's now being trumped by the east china sea is that troy's body of water to his military strategists insomnia. on the look at this map. why is it such a big deal to those disputed arms when no one lives and the solicitor that the ions they are on and it is however they are strategically important. bt sydney a very sad. the center's security as other groups of islands in the vicinity as well and we all share this strategic importance that position. i was of course there are these oil reserves hydrocarbon reserves. gary smith says and of course though so that their rich in marine life also said the city of great importance not just to china to japan also added to taiwan as well because people like to
on thanksgiving day. president obama called members of the armed forces to thank them for their service and wish them for a happy thanks living. >> we give thanks to the freedom we defend. the freedom to say what we want. >> the president celebrated a low key thanksgiving with his family at the white house. many of his predecessors have gone to camp david during the holidays. >> 45,000 americans serving in afghanistan enjoyed a traditional thanksgiving dinner. the pend gone says they were served 75,000 pounds of turkey, 50,000 of beef, 29,000 of sweet potato and 20,000 pounds of pie. hundreds of volunteers kept a tight grip on the terthed rope during the macy's parade, controlling the huge inflated characters and the 29 miles per hour windgust. >> al jazeera's jason garrett was there. >> macey's staff called them their gentle giants. 16 huge balloons flying through the canyons of new york, making it through the skye scrapers, as traditional as having the whole family over for a roast dinner. the 87th macy's parade almost didn't happen as planned, a messy storm slamming the midwest passed over le
cleared for release. >> "the washington post" said president obama personally thanked troops on thanksgiving. he called ten american members from the oval office yesterday. the president thanked them for service and wished their families a happy thanksgiving. the president and his family enjoyed a turkey dinner with pies. >> amtrak's inner city trains were gaining popularity. they are investigating the shorter groups. they like leaving cars at home and relaxing in the lounge instead of getting stuck in traffic. >> broncos head coach john fox is returning to work monday. he had open heart surgery weeks ago. they had a matchup against the titans december 8th. >> dramatic video. a crane collapsed in brazil. this accident happened on wednesday. two workers died. it destroyed part of a soccer stadium in sao paulo. they are rushing to finish work before the start of the world cup in june. >>> high pressure now building in overhead. a lot of sunshine coming our way a little chilly to start if you are headed out the door this morning on black friday but lots of
members of the u.s. military to thank them. president obama called 10 service members. the president said earlier, americans should be thankful for the freedoms the military defends. >>> still ahead, some people getting an early head start to their shopping tonight. here's a live picture. plus thanksgiving marks the opening of ski season for some reports. where you can spend this weekend on the slopes. . >> reporter: all i did was tell her she was going to be on people behaving badly. >> no. >> reporter: i guess i have that effect on people. >> reporter: here's our look into san francisco. will that stay a nice shot tomorrow? that's coming up. . >> reporter: now, shoppers getting an early head start to their shopping. they're shopping on thursday. live outside the best buy store where the doors opened a half hour ago. >> reporter: there's nobody outside. the only ones inside where the -- you can see here people still trickling in. they don't have to wait in line anymore. you can see these people excited going inside the store getting some good deals. now what happens afterwards, people st
presidents'second terms, or is there something special about obama? >> interesting point, thank you. >> i think at the beginning date 10 deuce eight -- at the beginning they tend to speak more to the press because they want to be known to the public, and so they will speak a lot. i would say generally presidents -- i was doing some figures and adding up all the figures i keep to the end of october, and i could see that the number of speeches that he has given he has read deuced the number of speeches -- he has reduced the number of speeches. what he has done is increased the number of interviews he has done over the years. but he liked interviews right off. but one of the things we can see is giving a summary of some of the figures. presidents the about 500 times a year, and no matter whether a democrat or republican, liberal, or a conservative, they're going to speak about 500 times a year. but how they deal with the press is going to depend on what their and what theyare are comfortable with. example, clinton talked a lot. not only did he give this a number of speeches, but he did short
. it is the 12th thanksgiving there for u.s. forces. >>> members of the military were called by president obama. he called 10 members from the army, navy, marine force and coast guard. he said they are thankful for the freedom they provide. >>> the next few days, conditions are not ideal, but we get fresh powder. now more and more resorts are open. we have kirkwood and squaw open. dondonner will be open soon. >>> we have another live look at the bay bridge. this is beyond the 880 westbound. we have clear skies for the weekend and warm temperature and sunshine on tap. it should be nice conditions. maybe of us are out and about. we are getting down to 51. 50 in oakland. 43 and 45 in san rafael. high 60s. it is a spare the air day. no wood burning is allowed friday. doesn't sound like a lot of people will be with the shopping. 56 in redwood city. 66 in cupertino. 66 in santa clara. east bay mid-60s. we have 65 for castro valley. 64 in richmond and 65 in vallejo. in the north bay we have 65. 64 in santa rosa. 63 for the financial district of san francisco. the beach is cooler, 59. 60 even in daly
that president obama gave us. i'm here to welcome you to san francisco and thank you for being here for the home matters for health symposium. it is the right place to be because t n d c has been a powerful change and i'm glad their championinging the center between health. no one else can do that because you've got it it right here in the community. today's symposium is part of a commitment that our city is making. i wanted to let you know all the things we're going to continue the housing for everybody. last week, we you wanted up the helen rogers and my good friend reverend hall was under its a public-private partnership that's now to just conclusions in the wonderful home for more than one hundred of our cities protecting and homeless seniors. 25 of those units are set aside for the seniors. and last month we broke ground to house youth that was formerly in foster he care we were in chinatown breaking ground for homeless families and protecting residents. all of those housing developments have supported services on site to make sure our residents live healthy lives. it won't stop there. let
be that i love and miss them and i will see them soon. >> reporter: president obama calling ten service members, thanking them and publicly sharing his gratitude for all who serve. for other families, a day shared around the table or watching the macy's thanksgiving day parade. >> i like everything about this. >> reporter: everything including those iconic balloons making their trek in new york city after almost left out but a of high winds. >> great call. worked out well. >> reporter: one more thing to be thankful for. >> happy thanksgiving! >> reporter: the only hiccup, the spiderman balloon bumped in to a tree outside of central park and part of it deflated but it was able to finish the parade. marci gonzalez, abc news, new york. >> thank you. >>> brooklyn nets coach jason kidd is lighter in the wallet this morning after fined for spilling a drink. the incident happened on wednesday night and kidd seems to say hit me to one of his players. it seems it is because he wanted to spill the drink on the court. the nets were out of outs and kidd used the break while the spill was cleaned up
fast enough to stop the flood of negative anecdotes from people having bad experiences with obama care and with millions of people expected to try and enroll, republicans are convinced that nothing close to an 80% success rate will be enough for that. doug? >> we'll get a better picture tomorrow. thank you very much. >>> obama care is driving huge numbers of americans onto the medicaid rolls. the amount dwarfs those using the president's exchanging. jim angle on what that means for everyone. >> reporter: the administration has two ways it hopes to reduce the uninsured, signing people up for the exchanges and enrolling people automatically in medicaid health care for the poor. officials reported four times as m many people signed up for medicaid. >> it's not surprising a lot more people are willing to sign up for a free medicaid program than they are to pay pretty hefty premiums for private insurance plans. >> reporter: and one consulting firm estimates the number of medicaid recipients relative to private plans is getting even bigger. >> we're estimating at this point about 800,000 peo
. many will be going home soon. >>> president obama expressed gralt tude gratitude for the men and women. >> we give thanks who spend their thanksgiving volunteering at a kitchen or joining a service project or bringing food and cheer to a lonely neighbor. that big hearted generosity is the central part of our american character. >> several were angry the president didn't mention god in his remarks. >> it is because of the bravery of our troops and their willingness hard ships that were a able to be at home this holiday season. >> south carolina a lindsey graham delivered the republican address focusing on the grad tude for the military -- gratitude for the military and he did mention god. >> many people spent thanksgiving day outdoors. as mike reports on this day, we found several people who said they are thankful for this country, health, and more than anything, family. >> a sprinkle of sunshine dripped through the trees providing a reflection on a day many do just that. >> we are just thankful and we're just talking about that for family and health to be able to walk through these bea
piece on the obama care and holidays. thank you for joining us. >> thank you. >> shopping for the best deal and retail iters pull out all of the stops. rich etson live in the toys or us. i gave you an assignment and i said you needed to delivery for us and we needed the new feshy. >> reporter: come on, man, you didn't think i could pull it off. you can teach it english and it is sleeping now. and i tried to get him to say. you woke him up. so this guy is a black friday special last night. door buster for 29.99. and now 40 bucks and normally retails for 59 bucks. >> what is josing? >> reporter: i can't hear what he said. you have to teach it awesome socks. i haven't had time to teach it cray, cray and awesome socks. and congratulations, ed on that. >> take a step back and what are you seeing beyond the feshys, we are glad you got that. is it busier than you expected in toys rus and what does it bode? >> we have a shortened holiday season. they opened up last evening and opened up at 5:00. we were here at 4 o'clock for a dorbuster opportunity. it was not all that crowded at 4 or 5 o'cl
obama telephoned 10 members of the armed forces from the oval office today. he thanked them for their service and wished them and their families a happy thanksgiving. the president celebrated the holiday himself at the white house. watching football and dining with his family. the menu included turkey, of course, with all the trimmers, and for dessert, pie, nine varieties from huckleberry to coconut custard. last weekend, the president announced a breakthrough deal with iran. the iranians will temporarily freeze their nuclear program in return for the u.s. easing some sanctions. today, turkey became the first country to try to take advantage of the business opportunities that may present. the economic minister said he'd like all turkish banks to be able to do business with iran. holly williams is in strbl tonight. holly what, can you tell us about this? >> reporter: margaret, it's unclear exactly what this means. the background is, in 2011, the u.s. wrought in sanctions that prevent foreign banks from doing business with iran's oil companies. now, the aim was to cripple iran
cruz has been -- he's been a life blood to me this year. i've had to sit here with obama care and the rest of it. teddy, thank you so much, man. even though you are a turkey. rand paul, let me say one thing, rand, you're a smart guy and libertarian, you have to learn not to borrow other people's words. i do give rand paul credit. he went to an blaublg university. >> he wasn't a turkey that day. >> that's your biggest turkey of the year? those are your turkeys? >> that was pretty compliment tear ri. >> they're going to give you -- >> that's what i want -- i told you i endorsed teddy for president. >> did you have anyone on the runner up list? >> anybody? runner up turkey? >> one person associated with "the five" but i won't say who it was. >> associated at this table? >> no. oh, god, no. >> what about kim kardashian? >> she's not a turkey, she's a dog. >> kanye east and that dumb south baby, whatever it is. i mean, come on. i'm not even sure it's their baby. >> oh, my gosh. bob is kidding. >> this is just like thanksgiving dinner with your family. >> with uncle bob. >> this is
to exchain its actions. >>> president obama has his thanksgiving message for the nation. he gave thanks to the troops and their families for the sacrifice. he called ten members to deliver that message personally to them. and he sat down with abc's barbara walters. >> mr. president, do you have a thanksgiving message? >> there's a lot of people out there who work hard every day, do right by their families. but are still working through some of their ravages of that big recession that we had. my message to them is, know that every day i'm going to be working as hard as i can on your behalf. americans, i think, deep down, care about each other. and want to do the right thing. >> the first family volunteered at a charity on wednesday, they were yesterday at the white house, with other family members visiting from chicago. >>> and tonight on a special edition of "20/20," barbara walters asks president obama about the rough rollout of his health care plan. and when he thinks the u.s. will elect a first female president. that's coming up at 10:00 eastern time tonight. >>> speaking of u.s. tro
? >> nothing at all. >> love it. all right. thanks very much, jennifer are. >>> the obama administration very own deadline to fix the website is tomorrow. the white house is promising smoother sailing on the site for most people as opposed to that hair pulling experience from the october 1st launch. earlier this week, there was another setback for small businesses. they will not be able to enroll online for another year. >>> the million dollar question -- can the website hack it? white house officials are afraid a big spike in traffic could cause problems and sources in the insurance industry tell cnn there's no way the site can be completely fixed by tomorrow. one government official has already tried to temper expectations saying, november 30th isn't some magical date and that the site will still have issues. >> but it's not all obama care all the time. at 1600 pennsylvania avenue this weekend there's some festive stuff going on. >>> more secrets exposed by edward snowden. they conducted widespread surveillance during the g-8 and g-20 summit three years ago in toronto. and th
for all of those who were down on their luck. >>> president obama sent a message to our troops overseas today. >> we give thanks for all our men and women in uniform and for their families who are surely missing them very much today. >> this is the 12th year troops are in afghanistan. there are over 47,000 americans there. afghan president is refusing to sign a security deal that would keep 8,000 u.s. troops in the country after the official pullout next year. if an agreement is not reached, this could be the last thanksgiving u.s. troops spend in afghanistan. >>> this week we brought you an inspiring story of hundreds of people committing random acts of kindness all to remember a little toddler from frederick, maryland, who died tragically six months ago. today debra alfarone set out to see how they're reaping rewards for everyone involved. >> reporter: remember this? >> even in her death she's doing amazing things. >> reporter: hundreds across the country are performing random acts of kindness and sharing marra's story. the dawdler died in a tragic accident six months ago. on faceboo
meals to people at home. >> president obama wished the nation a happy thanksgiving and had a special message for those serving overseas. >> we give thanks for our men and women in uniform and their families who are surely missing them very much today. we're grateful for their sacrifice too. >> the president called troops serving overseas. thousands of troops are spending this thanksgiving in afghanistan. service men and women lined up to have turkey and ham and the trimmings. they have spent the holiday in afghanistan since 2001. >> raiders, packers and lyons. sports highlights coming up and her weeks after reinjuring knee lindsay vonn ways in on whether she would be ready for >> families in washington, illinois spend this thanksgiving cleaning up. an ef 4 tornado ripped through destroying homes and businesses. the governor served a special meal today. the town received a $200,000 check from the chicago blackhawks hockey team. >> traveling with your pet got more expensive. southwest is raising the carry on ticket. the change goes into effect january 15. one week after u.s. olympian l
a hearty feast at the white house, but president obama did manage to sneak away, just for a little while. the commander in chief called service members from every branch of the military and thanked for for their service to america. >>> and tens of thousands of troops celebrated thanksgiving overseas and of those some 43,000 remain in afghanistan. >>> thanksgiving is behind us, but some good deeds and random acts of kindness added an extra touch of class to the holiday. ohio governor john kasich spent the day with families forced out of they are homes. the homes were evacuated early wednesday after a train derail caused a chemical spill. the railroad provided families with a free thanksgiving dinner. >>> in sacramento, a record 33,000 laced up for the annual run to feed hungry people. the race hopes to raise $9,000 for chari for charity. >>> and outgoing mayor, turkey and fixings for all those in need of a warm meal and a warm reception. the mayor has been doing it the past two decades. >>> and now sports from t.j. holmes. great to see you. >> good to see you. strange to hear you talk abo
're not board about barack obama -- worried about barack obama. gregg: good point. judith miller, thank you so much. all right. heather: the obama administration prooazing some new rules for tax-exempt political groups and coming after the irs scandal, you'll remember that, this which it targeted conservative groups, this proposal drawing lots of scrutiny. chief political correspondent carl cameron's live in washington. carl, what exactly are these new rules? >> reporter: well, they're really nowhere near approval yet, but the obama administration really wants to change the rules that govern political fund raising and spending by these so-called social welfare groups that are known as 501c4s in the u.s. tax code. we're talking about super pacs, really, the kind that don't disclose their donors. an example would be americans for prosperity, the right. on the left, you've got groups like requireties usa which raises tens of billions of dollars and rub by former obama aides and staffers and is trying to divvy up duties in order to be more effective this year. all of this in the wake of the irs' a
. >>> president obama expressed his gratitude for the men and women serving our country and thanked those for who helped others here at home. >> we give thanks to those making thunited states a better thanksgiving -- making the united states a better nation. that generosity is a central part of our american character. >> several were angry he didn't mention god in his remarks. >> because of the bravery of our troops and their willingness to endure hardships we are able to be at home with our families. >> he delivered the republican thanksgiving address focusing on gratitude for the military. >>> troops in afghanistan are celebrating in the middle of a war zone. they had a chance to have a taste of home with all the tixings. 47 -- fixings. 47,000 troops are in afghanistan but many will go home soon. >>> a walk on the beach or the red woods are many ways people started this thanksgiving day. many thankful for their county, their health and their family. >> brian: sunshine dripped through the trees providing a reflection on a day many do just that. >> we are thankful for family, health, to walk thro
obama did sneak away for a little while, phoning service men and women to thank them for their service, the whole family marking the holiday overnight, giving out bags of food to families in need in the capital. an abc news exclusive tonight, the president and the first lady telling barbara walters who they're thinking of on this thanksgiving. >> mr. president, do you have a thanksgiving message? >> there are a lot of people out there who work hard every day, do right by their family, but are still working through some of their ravages of that big recession that we had. my message to them is know that every day i'm going to be working as hard as i can on your behalf. >> i want americans to remember that even as we draw down our troops we still have men and women serving abroad. i just want america to keep those people close to their hearts and to serve them as well as they have served us. >> the president and first lady on this thanksgiving and tomorrow night here on a special edition of "20/20," barbara walters at the white house, and barbara asking the president about the rough rollo
for march 31. >>> the first family enjoyed a hearty feast at the white house but president obama did manage to sneak away for a little while. the commander in chief called service members from every branch of the military and thanked them for their dedication and sacrifice for america. >>> tens of thousands of american troops celebrated thanksgiving overseas. >>> with thanksgiving behind us good deeds and random acts of kindness added an extra touch of class. more than 400 homes were evacuated early wednesday after a train derailed causing a chemical spill. the railroad provided the displaced family with a free thanksgiving dinner. >>> in sacramento a record 30,000 people raced up for the annual run to save the hungry. the race hopes to raise about $900,000 for charity. >>> and outgoing boston mayor joined about 200 volunteers to get turkey and fixings for those in need. >>> detroit residents had a dicy weather day, snow blanketing the region led to multiple accidents throughout the motor city. conditions were so bad interstate 75 was temporarily shut down. bill karins is here with the frid
message from the house. the president, mr. obama, wished everyone a happy thanksgiving, especially those serving overseas. >> we're grateful for our troops overseas and their families without them, we're thankful for their sacrifice, too. >> 4:56 now. maybe you loaded up on thanksgiving food, as well, and you're looking for a way to work it off. the annual turkey burner today, it started in a few minutes and goes until 10:00 tonight. it is a day of group fitness classes and admission is 100% free. that's right, free. vantage fitness is just asking to you bring canned food for the capital food bank. >> the national harbor is inviting you and your family out today, as well. there is plenty of activity going op. the tanger outlets are inviting everyone out. there is a performance by a chesapeake concert. at 8:00, the national harbor will light its christmas tree. it is time to talk christmas. >> it is already time. >> regardless of how you feel about the black friday frenzy, there is one store owner taking a stand. >> she made a decision that landed her in a lot of trouble with corp rate bu
. dozens received holiday phone calls from the commander-in-chief, president obama dialled members and thanks for service and wishing them a happy thanksgiving. >> give thanks for the freedom they defend and think what we want and say what we think and worship according to our own beliefs. >> reporter: the president celebrated a low-key thanksgiving with his family at the white house. that is a break for many of his predecessors who spent the holiday at camp david. in pakistan a change of command, a powerful military chief passes the baton to his successor as the country struggles to contain militants and struggling to make a living as kids, children who escaped the war in syria facing new dangers on the streets of lebanon. and the eve of world aids day, looking at the funding and research giving hopes to millions of people live with the disease around the world. >> they are trying to get a w and tactics have come into question recently and will show you why in sports. >> reporter: a live look at the toys "r" us square in time square, look at that line as people wait for bargains
is that you are seeing these low-wage jobs come into the market. >> thank you. >>> the obama care fix deadline arrives tomorrow. president obama has pledged that this saturday, health will be working. will millions of uninsuranced americans be able to get through and sign up? that is the big question. jill dougherty is at the white house with the latest. they say the experience is going to be different. will it? >> they do. watch the fine print. what they are saying is for the vast majority of americans. because this is not the final fix. what they are trying to get is the ability to have 50,000 people at any one time get on that site and do what they have to do to sign up. but they are concerned that let's say next week as attention continues to build, you could have hundreds of thousands, maybe 200,000. the last time that happened in october, people were not able to get on. they had to get in kind of a virtual waiting line. that's just one of the issues that they are concerned about. >> withering criticism of the initial rollout of, has intensified the pressure on the
it was in 1982. host: thank you for calling in this morning. the obama administration does not lack for nerve or disdain for the law. even as investigations continue into the irs targeting of conservative nonprofit groups, treasury and the irs are introducing a new regulation to restrict the ability of nonprofit groups to participate in elections. treasury's draft of the proposed rule would redefine as political activity a wide range of actions currently undertaken by hundreds )(4)s as long as it is not their primary purpose. the rule amounts to a crackdown on the administration's opponents,-- limiting their ability to talk about their core issues. tell us about job insecurity in your area. caller: good morning. i think i have something interesting to lend. i have been working for 33 years in this country. i have about a order of the million dollars in the bank in this started. since obama took office, tradesmen are suffering severely. have not seen much in the way of pay increases since the early 1980's. i work for a union hall in the washington, d.c. that was all- american when i started an
that barack obama is creating or trying to create a nanny state. we gave them another term. when we had an alternative. go ahead, last word. >> well, thank you, in massachusetts, people are starting to wake up and i think throughout the country, too. because they are looking at their paychecks and they are dwindling. the amount of money in their pockets is going away. >> they're going to dwindle more. next on the rundown, herman cain will get the same question. what's america's biggest problem? james carville will get the same question. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] everyone deserves the gift of all day pain relief. this season, discover aleve. all day pain relief with just two pills. side-by-side, so you get the same coverage, often for less. that's one smart board -- what else does it do, reverse gravity? [ laughs ] split atoms? [ flo chuckles ] [ whirring ] hey, how's that atom-splitting thing going? oh! a smarter way to shop around -- now that's progressive. call or click today. on the table by not choosing the right medicare d plan. no one could have left this much money here. who
this. thank you. >> thank you very much. you certainly honored us with your presence. i enjoyed the conversation very much. >> will you join me in thanking justice kagan? [applause] >> thank you very much. [applause] >> president obama and his family are celebrating a quiet thanksgiving at the white house. spent time at the executive mansion. the menu included turkey, prebaked ham, corn stuffing, oyster stuffing, greens as well as green bean casserole, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, macromedia and she's, and dinner rolls. for dessert, the family had a choice of nine highs, including huckleberry pie, pecan pie, chocolate cream pie, sweet potato prime, coconut cream pie, and banana cream pie. the guest list was made public. -- wasn't made public. span, a look at sugar policy in the u.s. with the doctor who hosted a youtube video that went viral. then supreme court justice clarence thomas talks about his life before and after his appointment. he is followed by justice elena kagan on the workings of the nation's highest court. later, the dedication ceremony for the winston churchi
: hello. thank you, ben come your breath of fresh air. i wholeheartedly agree about barack obama being the first fully media trained president. in mountlake, i think he calls them plays cards such the people disassociate him from his policies. in that regard, you were speaking on syria. i am wondering whether this relates to hillary clinton and benghazi. he is creating a story in the public that these issues are more complicated than people realize, that coming up with decisions is difficult and therefore they couldn't have made any other choices. that way he can paint people on the right who want it to look at the facts and factual accounting portrayed as racist who just want to bring down the first but president. >> guest: i think there is truth to that. the idea president obama has avoid culpability is eminently true. when it comes to benghazi, there's a lot we don't know, including the president's own actions. we also don't know what is going on at the cia annex and benghazi. that is information we have to find out. information is clear that president obama's middle eastern foreign
actor was able to get on. wendell, thank you very much. >>> we've heard about the millions of americans who found out their insurance companies are canceled -- or their policies through those companies have been canceled. fallout from the obama care rules and guidelines put on them. but some people who get insurance from their employers are also losing their health care coverage. insurance brokers say that's because under obama care some small businesses will have to pay more to cover their workers. in some cases, the business owners say they just can't afford to do that. dominick has the news live for us from our l.a. news room. what exactly is happening? >> they are getting whacked, big time, at least one company in phoenix, arizona, told us. they are among the first small companies to be belted by the affordable care act. don orthodontics, one of many small businesses we're hearing from with less than 50 employees, who offer their staff health care plans even though they're not obligated to do so. they were hoping to provide their 13 employees with the same policy that it has for yea
in october, he organized a anti obama protest in washington. the event had its share of red hot rhetoric thanks to sarah palin and ted cruz, but klayman's wild rabbnt grabbed t headlines. comment on this one, joan. >> a president who bows down to alla. this president is not a president of we the people. he's the president of his people. i call upon all of you to wage a second american nonviolent revolution, to use civil disobedience, and to demand that this president leave town, to get out. to put the quran down, to get up off his knees, and to figurative ecome up with his hands out. >> my god. that's a hell of a demand. put your hands up, put down the quran, get off your knees and leave town today or else we'll have a nonviolent second american revolution. >> right. we have elected that president twice. i love the way he throws in figuratively, so we can't say that he's inciting violence, but of course he is inciting a kind of violence. also, let's remember, this is the rally where there was a guy with a confederate flag right there. they are outside the home of a black family. they are
obviously very real problems for people trying to find out what and obama care is all about and the political fallout, as well. >> hampton, thank you for that and i hope you had a good day yesterday. >> thank you. >> thank you for that. still to come, november is ending on a high note for u.s. equities with a major indices sitting at new highs. will there be plenty of stocking stuffers? we'll get some early market insight from the cme and also our final thoughts from andy, as well. >>> futures say we're going to go higher this morning. the dow is currently some 37 points above fair value. 14 for the nasdaq. joining us is todd horwitz, founder of andy goldberg is still with us, as well. todd, happy thanksgiving. i hope you had a good day. anything to stop the markets from moving higher? equities going higher? >> good morning, ross. good morning, andy. you know, if you look at it, maybe the tryptophan from the turkey will stop it. but i believe we're more in bubble territory here. you can't get in the way of it because there's no telling how much farther
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